yours to do with as you see fit."
"You have fought well this day, Norman of Torn," replied De Montfort.
"Verily do I believe we owe our victory to you alone; so do not mar the
record of a noble deed by wanton acts of atrocity."
"It is but what they had done to me, were I the prisoner instead,"
retorted the outlaw.
And Simon de Montfort could not answer that, for it was but the simple
"How comes it, Norman of Torn," asked De Montfort as they rode together
toward Lewes, "that you threw the weight of your sword upon the side of
the barons? Be it because you hate the King more?"
"I do not know that I hate either, My Lord Earl," replied the outlaw. "I
have been taught since birth to hate you all, but why I should hate
was never told me. Possibly it be but a bad habit that will yield to my
"As for why I fought as I did today," he continued, "it be because the
heart of Lady Bertrade, your daughter, be upon your side. Had it been
with the King, her uncle, Norman of Torn had fought otherwise than
he has this day. So you see, My Lord Earl, you owe me no gratitude.
Tomorrow I may be pillaging your friends as of yore."
Simon de Montfort turned to look at him, but the blank wall of his
lowered visor gave no sign of the thoughts that passed beneath.
"You do much for a mere friendship, Norman of Torn," said the Earl
coldly, "and I doubt me not but that my daughter has already forgot you.
An English noblewoman, preparing to become a princess of France, does
not have much thought to waste upon highwaymen." His tone, as well as
his words were studiously arrogant and insulting, for it had stung the
pride of this haughty noble to think that a low-born knave boasted the
friendship of his daughter.
Norman of Torn made no reply, and could the Earl of Leicester have seen
his face, he had been surprised to note that instead of grim hatred and
resentment, the features of the Outlaw of Torn were drawn in lines of
pain and sorrow; for he read in the attitude of the father what he might
expect to receive at the hands of the daughter.
When those of the royalists who had not deserted the King and fled
precipitately toward the coast had regained the castle and the Priory,
the city was turned over to looting and rapine. In this, Norman of Torn
A silent figure moved through the trees above them.Page 18
He was not long kept in suspense, however, as to the whereabouts of the ape-man, for a second later the youth dropped lightly to the broad head of his old friend.Page 28
In all his experiences with Teeka, never before had she bared fangs at him other than in play; but today she did not look playful.Page 32
Nor did Tarzan or the apes in the trees.Page 34
He moved his tail again, as though this closest approximation of lashing in which he dared indulge might stimulate his momentarily waned courage.Page 37
His long fighting fangs buried themselves in the white throat.Page 55
Straight toward his mother raced Gazan, and after him came Tarzan.Page 57
They had worn smooth the bark upon its upper surface.Page 71
"Five goats and a new sleeping mat," mumbled Bukawai.Page 96
He was no longer a child, but a mighty jungle male.Page 108
" But how to wrest the body of his victim from the feeding lion was the first question to be solved.Page 123
But the more he thought upon the matter the less positive he was as to the verity of the seeming adventure through which he had passed, yet where the real had ceased and the unreal commenced he was quite unable to determine.Page 126
With a mighty effort the ape-man wrenched himself loose, and as he slid to the ground, the dream gorilla turned ferociously upon him, seized him once more and buried great fangs in a sleek, brown shoulder.Page 138
His judgment told him the natural trail for a quarry to follow, so that he need but note the most apparent marks upon the way, and today the trail of Toog was as plain to him as type upon a printed page to you or me.Page 149
Rabba Kega, knowing that the village was but a short distance ahead, sat down to rest.Page 153
Tonight the women of the old witch-doctor would moan and howl.Page 154
It was a subdued and thoughtful company which dragged the captive lion along the broad elephant path back to the village of Mbonga, the chief.Page 158
A woman saw him first and screamed.Page 163
Again and again the black warrior hurled his puny brands at the two big cats; but Tarzan noticed that Numa paid little or no attention to them after the first few retreats.Page 172
He knew him well enough from the description of those who had seen him and from the glimpses he had had of the marauder upon several occasions when the ape-man had entered the village of Mbonga, the chief, by night, in the perpetration of one of his numerous ghastly jokes.